New environmental kids book launches!
To mark World Environment Day on June 5th, you invited to the online launch of Wildlife Wong and
the Sumatran Rhino.
Meet author Sarah Pye, hero Wildlife Wong himself (all the way from the jungle in Borneo), the
illustrator, the editor, experiment developer, and even one of the amazing young reviewers who
have added their tick of approval!
To help you spread the word, (or even run a launch gathering any time during World Environment
Day week), digital flyers, posters and social media content come with your free registration!
Wildlife Wong and the Sumatran Rhino is the sixth book in the Wildlife Wong series. It suits ages 8-12 and the series was shortlisted for an Australian Educational Publishing Award in 2022. Don’t
forget to place your orders for the entire series!
Information stall at the Maleny Kiosk
We will be holding an information stall at the Maleny Kiosk, with a focus on providing key information about and how to beat plastic pollution.
We will also encourage passersby to make a 'My Plastics Pledge' and with permissions, will photograph people holding their pledges to post on our webpage & Facebook group.
Wildlife Presentations at a local library
Sunshine Coast libraries TBC
Wildlife Volunteers Assn Inc (WILVOS) hope to educate the general public regarding -
* Who we are/where we are/what we do
* WILVOS 24 hr Hotline/when to contact us/When to make 'that call'
* WILVOS website
* What 'red flags' to watch out for with the wildlife
* What to do until 'help' arrives
* Safety around you - for yourself as well as the wildlife
* Rescues Baskets & Contents
*Demonstrating on how to set up an Emergency Rescue Box/what equipment is most helpful/useful
* Baby birds - Pleas do not kidnap, let's get them back to their parents ASAP by building an Emergency Bird nest.
* Fledglings - again do not kidnap. Explaining why it is unsuitable to place them back in their nests/what procedure to follow to reunite them with their parents.
* Demonstrating the correct procedure to pick up & containing an injured bird.
* Please do not feed wildlife. Why it is best not to feed them and the problems it may cause.
* Planting Native Flora for the wildlife.
* Checking all pouches [not just Macropods] - What to do/what not to do.
For more information visit www.wilvos.org.au
Club Namba, Nambour
Green Drinks is an open, informal, networking get-together for environmentally conscious people from all walks of life to meet and have a chat.
All are welcome to join us at Green Drinks on Thursday 8th June from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Club Hotel Namba.
Help us celebrate World Environment Festival - www.wed.org.au.
This year's theme set up by the United Nations is #BeatPlasticPollution
Find out more about joining or organising a fundraising campaign to enable the Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) to continue its work in protection and restoration of our natural environment.
Go to http://www.scec.org.au/.
An introduction to the world of Lichen
By Vanessa Ryan
When: Saturday 10 th June 2023 at 9.30 am-11.30 am
Where: Florabunda Bushcare 93-145 Diddillibah Road Woombye
RSVP: 7 th June
Phone: 0475581890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
So what are lichens? Where can we find them? What do they do? Do we need them?
For a very long time lichens were thought to be simple or lower plants like the mosses and
liverworts. This conclusion is quite understandable as many lichens are coloured green, have
what seem to be tiny branches and leaves and maybe even little flowers.
It wasn't until the early 1700s when scientists started using microscopes to examine cellular
structures and processes that they realised that plants and lichens are very different from each
It’s now been over three hundred years and we know quite a bit more about lichens, but in
truth we really have only just scratched the surface of these complicated organisms.
Petrie Creek Platypus Conservation Walk
Petrie Creek, Nambour
ECOllaboration will be hosting a "Petrie Creek Platypus Conservation Walk" focusing on protecting the iconic local platypus population against rubbish (including plastic) and habitat destruction from human-induced erosion.
Starting with a short (30 minute) platypus viewing activity and informative talk, participants will then walk through the canopy of Petrie Creek ("Riparian Walk") from Arundell Avenue to Petrie Park. The walk will include a brief water test and comments about riparian health (including the damages of plastic and microplastic) in addition to the importance of weed control from ECOllaboration staff. Commentary from Petrie Creek Catchment Care Group on local projects will also be available.
Following the walk, ECOllaboration and PCCCG will facilitate a revegetation/planting activity on the banks of Namba Creek before finishing with the option for participants to join ECOllaboration at a local cafe for a complimentary coffee.
ECOllaboration would like to seek funding for materials/hosting costs including the 'community coffee catchup' to support a local cafe, potentially to be held at "The Crafters Heart" which is situated next to Petrie Creek with sufficient space. A donation/supply of plants (approximately 300 tubestock eg. lomandras) would also be appreciated.
Thank you very much for your assistance with our community initiative. As always, we are looking forward to working with SCC to engage the community with our local environment.
Interactive session with Eternal World
BEATING PLASTIC POLLUTION - THE BIG SUSTAINABLE PICTURE WORKSHOP
Getting rid of plastic pollution is not just about turtles, landfills, and recycling. Set in the tranquil setting of The Farm, Meridan Plains, this is a big-picture event that looks at how removing plastic pollution is beneficial to a sustainable system of life.
This interactive session is designed to increase a greater understanding of how beating plastic pollution impacts on our cultures, social system, and natural environment.
Hear from our leading Sustainability expert, Dr. Kim Polistina, Director of Eternal World about our need to think about our whole system to really understand how beating plastic pollution can have long-lasting and positive impacts on health, well-being, social and community resilience and maintaining our cultural diversity, and more.
Activities on how to maintain the relationship between these three domains of sustainable everyday lives by simply reducing dependence on plastic will be included. The session will include afternoon tea.
Venue: The Farm, 14 Sattler Road, Meridan Plains, Sunshine Coast
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Bookings: Barcode on https://eternalworldsustainability.com/education/
Email or telephone: email@example.com
0411 062 118
Via FB: @EternalWorldSustainability
THERE IS NO FEE FOR THE EVENT BUT A DONATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO
SCEC - GO GREEN FOR JUNE
JUDGE LITTLE LOVE LOTS CHARITY
(FOR KINDLY SHARING THE FARM VENUE FOR THE EVENT)
Community Tree Planting Day
Hinterland Bush Links will be planting 200 trees to help restore koala habitat on private property in Bald Knob.
This is part of our Koala Habitat Project where we are planting 5000 trees and removing invasive weeds from native vegetation across private and public land in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland to restore koala habitat.
We are also educating landholders, volunteers and the community about habitat restoration through this project.
Please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/koala-habitat-community-tree-planting-tickets-643508460127
Facebook: @Hinterlandbushlinks Instagram: @hinterlandbushlinks
Give a Sheet for the planet!
11 June 10am-2pm
Tewantin State School and Chancellor State College (Secondary Campus) Sippy Downs
To celebrate World Environment Day, Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Council have teamed with BlockTexx and St Vincent de Paul Society to deliver a community textile recovery collection event, 'Give a Sheet for the Planet’.
All linen collected will be processed at a Gold Coast facility and remanufactured into raw materials that are used by Australian manufacturers to create a range of new products.
Unused clothing or clothing that is in good condition can also be dropped off. This will be donated to and resold by Vinnies – helping to raise vital funds for members of our community doing it tough. These funds assist with accommodation, food, clothing and support.
What's the problem?
It is estimated that an average household has around 20kg of old, worn linen.
Many clothes and textiles are dumped at charity shops and charity bins that are not suitable to be reused or sold as they are often stained or low-quality items and should have gone to landfill.
In 2019 charities in Australia had over 60,000 tonnes of unusable donations which ended up in landfill that comes at a cost to the charity.
If we dispose of all of this to landfill, we will be wasting materials that could be recovered and turned into a resource.
Let’s work together to reused resources, divert unnecessary waste from landfill and reduce greenhouse gases.
We can all play a part in creating a cleaner, greener environment and sustainable future.
How can I be part of the solution?
On Sunday 11 June: Give your linen a second chance at life.
Households can drop off their clean and sorted old, worn-out sheets, towels, pillowcases, quilt covers and linen that are no longer wanted or can no longer be used.
flat and fitted bed sheets
quilt and doona covers
towels, face cloths, bath sheets, hand towels
tea towels, table cloths, napkins.
wool and acrylic items - blankets, throws, cushion covers
insert items - duvets, doonas, quilts and pillows
waterproof items - mattress protectors, waterproof sheets, plastic coated tablecloths and aprons
heat resistant items containing foam - ironing board covers, oven gloves.
Members of the community can also drop off unused clothes that are in good condition which will be sorted and resold by St Vincent de Paul via Vinnies stores. Please ensure donated clothing items are in a good, sellable condition.
Please separate linen and clothes into two piles prior to arriving at the collection site.
Did you know?
One kilogram of unwanted textile waste processed by BlockTexx is equivalent to 30kgs of CO2 emissions. That means one truck load of linen collected will have diverted 10 tonnes of textile waste from landfill and will have removed carbon emissions equivalent to taking 65 cars off the road for a year.
Make a change for the future
Make sustainable purchasing choices, opting for high-quality products which are more durable and long-lasting. Where possible, purchase products made from natural fibres which don't contribute microplastics to the waterways when washed like synthetic materials.
Refer to Sunshine Coast Council's website or PlanetArk for more information on diverting waste from landfill through recycling and recovery options.
Find out more about BlockTexx: https://www.blocktexx.com/
Sippy Downs event link: https://events.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/event/18407924-a/give-a-sheet-for-the-planet
Tewantin event link: https://www.noosa.qld.gov.au/events/event/454/give-a-sheet-for-the-planet-linen-and-clothing-collection
Beach clean up with Ben and Jerry's Mooloolaba
10am 11 June
Ben & Jerry's Mooloolaba staff and any other volunteers to walk on the beach collecting rubbish for around 2hours.
Meet at Ben & Jerry's Mooloolaba @ 10am to create a strategy for the clean up. All helpers will receive a free ice cream in a cone and be in a draw to win a cake.
For further details please contact Dean at Ben & Jerry Mooloolaba for more information on 07 5444 4376 or email: Mooloolaba@benandjerry.com.au
Currimundi Catchment Care Group
Bancroft's Red Gum Environmental Reserve
Enjoy a lovely day out at the Bancroft's Red Gum Environmental Reserve with Currimundi Catchment Care Group and the local branch of the Wildlife Preservation Society.
There will be an information booth explaining the background and history of the community ecosystem restoration project as part of National Tree Day undertaken over a 9-year period, including displays of before and after photos and flora and fauna species identified. You can enjoy a self-guided walk approximately 2km return with marked information points along the way.
Participants will be offered the chance to win a family pass to Sea Life Mooloolaba by answering a questionnaire about information provided and observations made on the tour. Every participant will receive a small native plant for their garden. Free sausages and cold drinks will also be available. Members of CCCG and WPSQ will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.
Come along and enjoy a family day-out in this wonderful nature reserve. See first-hand the power of community action into reversing the decline of ecosystems in our backyard and be inspired to do something yourself for the benefit of native species and future generations of people.
The tour starts opposite Daintree Boulevarde, Little Mountain. Wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat and bring insect repellent. For more information, please contact Fergus at: firstname.lastname@example.org.